Liturgical Ministries

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are laypersons who assist the priest(s) with offering Holy Communion to our Catholic community at Masses approximately once every four to five weeks, and to the sick and homebound. Volunteers must be a practicing Catholic registered in the parish, and at least 18 years of age. Special training is required. This normally involves an hour of explanation and demonstration, as well as commissioning by the Archbishop through the Pastor.

To volunteer to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion contact:

Deacon David Schaefer

Pastoral Associate

314-487-7970 Ext 1254

schaeferd@assumptionstl.org

Ushers/Greeters

The ushers/greeters act as the official hosts in the house of God at weekend Masses, and their goal is to ensure our parishioners and visitors feel welcome at our parish.

To volunteer as an usher/greeter contact:

Deacon David Schaefer

Pastoral Associate

314-487-7970 Ext 1254

schaeferd@assumptionstl.org

 

Servers

Altar Servers assist the priests at weekday liturgies, weekend liturgies, holy days and other special liturgical services.

To become an altar server contact

Deacon David Schaefer

Pastoral Associate

314-487-7970 Ext 1254

schaeferd@assumptionstl.org

Lectors

Laypersons proclaim the Word of God by reading at weekend liturgies, holy days and other special liturgical services. High school-aged students and older are invited to be Lectors.

To volunteer to serve as a lector contact:

Deacon David Schaefer

Pastoral Associate

314-487-7970 Ext 1254

schaeferd@assumptionstl.org

 

Sacristans

Sacristans perform a verity of duties to assist behind the scenes. They set up and clean up for Holy Mass. They care and cleaning of the sanctuary and two sacristies (dust, vacuum, change candles, etc.) throughout the year. Another group volunteers to launder altar cloths, albs, corporals, purificators, etc., throughout the year. Volunteers from the Assumption community do a thorough cleaning of the church each spring.

To volunteer contact:

Deacon David Schaefer

Pastoral Associate

314-487-7970 Ext 1254

schaeferd@assumptionstl.org

Liturgy of the Word for Children

A special Liturgy of the Word for Children is offered for children ages three through fourth-grade at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses during the school year. The scriptures for the day are proclaimed from the Children’s Lectionary, with the goal of making God's word more understandable to the younger members of our parish. Adults and youth in fifth through eighth grades are always welcome to volunteer for this special ministry.

To volunteer contact:

Miss Valerie Stringer

Director of Elementary Religious Education

314-487-7970 Ext. 2218

stringerv@assumptionstl.org

 To view the schedule, please click HERE.